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Compliance News Volume X, Issue II


Many hospitals are installing new or replacement emergency power systems. NFPA 110 requires a special testing sequence before the system may be used.

Although the NFPA 110-2005 edition is referenced by the 2010 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities, readers should review the updated and considerably improved Installation Acceptance Test in Section 7.13 of NFPA 110-2010 ( The 2010 update was rewritten to clarify the intent of the testing. If a project team is considering deviating from verbatim NFPA 110 requirements because of facility-specific differences, all necessary authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) approvals should be obtained.